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ExpressJet Study Guide Questions

These study guide questions were submitted by real pilots who actually interviewed with ExpressJet

  1. On the DME arc what would your dme speed read out be.
    0 kts on the DME indicator
    0 KTS on the DME from the station!
    200 KTS
  2. When you can leave DH.
    positve sight of the runway enviornment (approach lights, runway designators, threshold, PAPI, VASI, REILS etc.)
  3. What is RVSM
    Reduced vertical seperation minimums.
  4. What does RVSM give you?
    from FL290-FL410 Aircraft with exceptionally accurate RVSM approved sensitive altimeters can be granted 1000 ft vertical separation of opposing traffic instead of 2000ft.
  5. Why do some VORs have the identification information in a shadowed box and others don't?
    Associated with a FSS
    The shadow indicates the primary facility upon which the approach is predicated
    its shadowed when the Navaid name is the same as the FSS name associated with that navaid
    Navaid ID box is shadow when navaid is airway or route component.
  6. Looking at an Jepp plate how can you tell what was last changed on the approach plate?
    It tells you in the bottom left-hand corner in small print.
  7. What is VDP?
    AIM - Chapter 5 - Visual Descent Point is identified by the symbol (V), is a defined point on the final approach course of a nonprecision straight-in approach procedure from which a stabilized visual descent from MDA to the runway touchdown point may be commenced. The pilot should not descend below the MDA prior to reaching the VDP.
    at this point, if you gain view of positive visual runway enviornment, it guarantees a 3 degree decent slope (normal) down to the runway.
    Visual descent point
  8. What happens if you lose DME on the final approach segment?
    missed approach, advise ATC, and if not required for the approach then brief the approach and prepare for the lack of DME
  9. How do you shoot the missed approach?
    Whoever answered this has it backwards. You are always going missed. If things work out and you get to land, well then it is your lucky day.
    I do not shoot missed approaches I shoot approaches, then go missed if circumstances dictate a missed approach
  10. What makes a professional pilot?
    strict adherance to FAA regulations and company SOPs. Putting the well being of the passengers before his own, constantly striving to learn new information